The FIFA World Cup is the biggest event in soccer betting. Held every four years, this is the biggest sporting event in the world, with millions tuning in to watch the matches. It’s therefore no surprise to learn that there’s also a very big betting history surrounding it.
Team predictions, bets, and odds are all flowing long before the event even begins, starting back when the teams are just in the qualifying rounds. Because of this, it’s very important to understand the odds and how they can help you win.
Odds are the numbers that state how likely an event is to occur and how much bettors stand to win if the bet goes their way. They can be written as fractions, decimals, or American odds, but you can choose the one that suits you.
All 3 of the odds formats show you the same exact things in different ways, so picking a format is merely a matter of preference. We’ll be explaining how the formats work, but there is a good rule of thumb that you can follow.
So, keep in mind that high odds will give you a big payout, but the likelihood of the event occurring is relatively low. Low odds, on the other hand, are indications that the team is likely to win; however the payout is going to be small.
Whilst Canadian bookies usually opt for decimal odds, it’s good for our players from Canada to have even a basic understanding of how all of the formats work. That way, they can have the freedom to choose whichever of the formats suit them best.
Let us start with decimal odds: these odds work with decimal numbers. The lowest possible decimal odds is 1, which indicates a 100% chance of success. Anything above 1 starts to indicate lower chances of success.
To calculate the payout of decimal odds, there’s an equation that you could use: firstly, multiply your bet by the stated odds. Then subtract your original bet from the result of the multiplication to know how much profit you made.
Whilst it might seem complicated, it’s really not. Let us say that you made a bet of $20 on odds of 3.4. To calculate your payout, we’ll do the following:
Therefore, the payout of the bet is $48. Moving on to fractional odds, these odds function with fractions. There are actually a couple of simple tricks that you could use to estimate how much the odds are worth and what probability they indicate.
Firstly, you could figure out how high or low the odds are by simply looking at the numbers of the fraction: if the number on the right is higher, then the odds are low; if the number on the left is higher, then the odds are high.
Secondly, calculating the payout can be done by simply taking the right number to mean your bet and the left number to mean the return. So, for example, odds of 2/7 show you that for every $7 you wager, you’ll receive $2.
Finally, American odds use a series of positive or negative numbers, generally in the hundreds. Depending on whether the numbers are positive or negative, they’ll show you either of 2 things:
It’s for this reason that American odds are also known as moneyline odds. As an example: odds of -350 mean that you need to wager $350 to get $100, whilst odds of 350 mean that for a bet of $100, you’ll get $350.
The World Cup is so popular that it beats all other sports events in popularity, even similar soccer championships like the UEFA European Championship. As we touched upon, the runup to the World Cup is almost as important as the event itself.
The World Cup brings together the greatest teams and players from all over the world in a series of cutthroat, riveting, and exhilarating head-to-head matches. The prestige of winning the World Cup is unmatched by any other soccer tournament.
Precisely because of the prestige and honour associated with taking home the highly sought-after FIFA World Cup Trophy is the tournament so enjoyable. In fact, even spectators which aren’t sports fans enjoy watching it!
If all these reasons won’t convince you to bet on the World Cup, we don’t know what will! However, betting on the World Cup at Betiton will provide you with multiple benefits, including a vast variety of possible bets, our welcome bonus, and more!
Apart from the fact that each and every World Cup is a momentous occasion that all soccer—and sports—fans should follow closely, the 2022 World Cup will be the first World Cup that will be entirely held in Arabia, and the second World Cup that’s entirely held in Asia.
Moreover, it’ll be the first World Cup that won’t be held in either May, June, or July. That’s because the 2022 World Cup has been moved to the months of November and December, for a number of reasons, including to coincide with Qatar’s National Day.
When you access our sportsbook, you’ll likely notice all of the bets that are available to be made. These available wagers are what are known as “betting markets.” These are offered by bookmakers on certain conditions that need to be met for wagers to win.
Simultaneously, each market will have its associated odds; odds are also calculated by bookmakers according to the previous performances of the competitors, and several other factors which could potentially affect the outcome of a match.
Feel free to browse through all the available markets we have on our sportsbook to get an understanding of what is on offer, what the markets mean, etc. In the section, we’ll be giving a couple of examples of World Cup betting markets we offer at Betiton.
There are many possible markets that one can play their stake on on the World Cup; in fact, anything that happens in a match can be wagered on! However, to cut to the chase, here are the 5 most popular betting markets we offer.
As you might easily guess, this bet requires bettors to correctly guess who’ll win the entire World Cup rather than an individual match.
Certain matches are done deals, even before they would have started. That’s because certain competitors are so powerful that anything less than an equally powerful team won’t even begin to stand a chance against them.
This creates an awkward situation where betting on the favourite is unprofitable whilst betting on the underdog way too risky. To counteract this, handicap bets were invented. In handicap betting, the favourite is given a goal deficit.
That way, the stronger team would need to win by a certain margin according to the handicap imposed. With the imposed handicap, the odds become much fairer and the competition is a bit more even, giving players a chance to bet on both teams.
Asian handicaps, on the other hand, are a special sort of handicap bets where the favourite gets a handicap and the underdog gets a boost. This is done not only to level the playing field but also to eliminate the possibility of a draw.
This gives players way better odds overall as not only are the competitors on a much more level playing field, but the number of possible outcomes has been decreased to 2. Because of this, Asian handicaps are very popular markets.
To win this bet, bettors need to wager on whichever team is going to win a match, or whether they’ll draw instead. This bet is also known as ‘1X2,’ where 1 means a home win, X means a draw, and 2 means an away win.
However, ‘1X2’ is more applicable to a national league or cup rather than the World Cup, where only one team would have a home game—and that’s the host!
This is an interesting market and a very popular one as well which involves betting “against” the bookie. What we mean is that the bookmaker will say, for example, that in a match between France and England the total amount of goals scored will be 2.
In this market, therefore, players will bet to “defy” what the bookmaker thinks by betting on whether there’ll be less goals (under) or more goals (over) than 2.
There is more to the World Cup than countries vying to win the illustrious trophies. That’s because there are other awards that can be won as well, including the prestigious Golden Boot award for the top goalscorer in the World Cup.
If you think you know who the winner of the Golden Boot is going to be, then this is the bet for you.
Whilst knowing what the odds indicate and what the markets mean is very important, it’s surely not enough to consistently make successful wagers. Thankfully, there are more things that you can do to stand a better chance at winning your wagers.
One of these is looking up tips. Tips are suggestions that aim to help you improve in your sports betting. They’ll advise you on which odds and bets to take; which sportsbooks to visit; which league or tournament to play on, etc.
Tips are given by tipsters who are generally very well-read and knowledgeable with regards to sports. In fact, they spend a lot of hours looking at important information, like team composition and player form, to make their predictions.
Moreover, they’ll scour the internet, looking for the best sportsbooks, bonuses, value for odds, etc., to suggest to players. Whilst that’s all well and good, we suggest that you don’t solely rely on tips when it comes to betting on sports.
Tips are perfect for beginner sports bettors, especially because tipsters generally give the reasoning behind their suggestions. This way, beginners will start to understand what they need to look out for when they review in a match or analysing players, etc.
However, bettors that are looking to become proficient sports bettors are going to need to do their own research instead of solely relying on tips. We’re suggesting this for many reasons, including the fact that tipsters aren’t perfect.
There’s bound to be something they’ll miss which you may be able to pick up on. Moreover, isn’t it more satisfying to come to your own conclusions? So, to review: whilst there’s nothing wrong with tips, they shouldn’t be the end-all of your sports-betting research.
Like pretty much everything else nowadays, tips can be easily found on the internet. All it takes is a simple trip to your preferred search engine, and you’re good to go. Of course, bear in mind that this’ll give you a tonne of tips to read through.
Take your time to find whichever tips suit you best. Our best tips are to stick to a gambling budget of money you can afford to lose; stay healthy; and to make time for the important things in your life, like family and friends.
Despite FIFA being founded in 1904, it wasn’t until 1930 that the FIFA World Cup would officially launch. A previous attempt at creating an international football tournament was taken in 1906, but it proved to be a failure by FIFA’s own admission.
FIFA would then go quiet for a while until 1914 when it started managing the football Olympic competitions, taking over from the Football Association (FA), the entity which governs English football. FIFA improved upon the competitions.
Under FA, the Olympic football competitons served more as spectacles rather than tournaments, as it was believed. However, under FIFA, the Olympic competitions would prove to be the first instances of international football tournaments.
The first football Olympic competition under FIFA was in 1920, and it managed the next 2 tournaments in 1924 and 1928 as well. These tournaments proved so immensely popular that they kick-started FIFA’s professional career in 1924.
After 1928, the popularity of the tournaments gave FIFA the confidence to create the first ever World Cup. Since then, the World Cup has been playing every four years ever since—with the exception of 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War.
Over the years, the popularity of the event has grown, especially with the introduction of television, which offered the opportunity for spectators to watch the World Cup live from the comfort of their homes.
The competition brings the best of the best together, even bringing players from the popular English Premier League in the UK back to their home countries—like Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk—where they can do their nation proud.
The event has 32 countries participating, a number which is then slowly whittled down through the group and knockout stages until we reach the final game.
The runup to the event is almost as exciting, though, as there are numerous qualification rounds that take place years before to see which of the lucky 32 teams will take part.
In 2022, the World Cup is going to be hosted by Qatar. This is the first time the event has been hosted entirely in Arabia and looks to be a huge success. Qatar is known for its delight in large festivities, so this looks like it’ll be a spectacle to remember.
The event is being hosted between five cities and eight different stadiums within the country. Unlike previous events, the World Cup 2022 has been shifted back a few months, taking place in November and December rather than the usual summer months.
This is partially because Qatar is a lot hotter during those summer months, which could affect the event. Shifting the dates back also means that the final game of the tournament will occur on Qatar’s National Day.
When it comes to tips for this event, things can change at a moment’s notice, so it’s important to do your research.
There are careful plans on how each region selects its qualifying teams. Qualifying takes place within each region and will differ within that region as to how that process takes place. This stage happens in the three years leading up to the event.
Contrary to popular belief, events like the UEFA Champions League do not determine qualification of any of the World Cup competitors. Each region is granted a number of spots that countries can qualify for.
Once the World Cup is underway, the 32 teams are split into 8 groups of 4. Within these groups, each team will play the others. The top two from each group will then move forward to the knockout stages.
Throughout this entire process there will be numerous odds for different things—who qualifies, who doesn’t, which team will end up in which group, who’ll lead the group, and so on. Have a look through our sportsbook to see what markets we offer.
As this early stage, it’s a little hard to accurately predict who’ll win the event as there is not enough info. However, it’s possible to go by current form to see who are the strongest contenders.
Top of the list are France—they’re the reigning champions, holding the trophy from the last event. With a young team and some up and coming star players, they’re still tops to take it again.
A close second, though, are top champs Brazil. With five wins under their belt, it’s likely that this team could pull it off again. Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands have all looked very strong of late, with the Netherlands nearly pulling an upset the last time around.
Other consistently strong nations include Argentina, Italy, and England, all of whom have strong soccer cultures and a wealth of top players to choose from. But really, it all means nothing until we hit that final game!
|2018||France||4 – 2||Croatia|
|2014||Germany||1 – 0||Argentina|
|2010||Spain||1 – 0||The Netherlands|
|2006||Italy||1 – 1 (PENS 5 – 3)||France|
|2002||Brazil||2 – 0||Germany|
|Brazil||5||1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002|
|Germany||4||1954, 1974, 1990, 2014|
|Italy||4||1934, 1938, 1982, 2006|
Being able to access a bonus of some kind when playing and betting online is a great way to boost your bankroll and enable you to play for a little bit longer. At Betiton, we offer our sports betting players a fun bonus to get them going.
This bonus offers an extra $10 bet when a player in Canada makes a minimum bet of $15 or more. This means that you can use this extra bet on some other sport, or even the same event. However, the extra bet must be used in its entirety and cannot be split.
The bet can be used on any sporting event though. There are other terms and conditions including the time-frame in which the bet must be used. We highly encourage bettors to read our T&Cs as well as our bonus policy.
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We offer multiple bonuses on our loyalty programme, including: birthday bonuses, higher withdrawal and deposit limits, and personalised offers.
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In this day and age it’s so important to be able to offer a platform that’s available on mobile devices. While we do not have a dedicated mobile app, we have made sure that our desktop site is fully compatible with mobile devices.
The site is fully optimised, ensuring that for Canadian players it’s a walk in the park to get online. All you need to do is open your mobile browser, find Betiton, and log into your account. You’ll have access to all of the same features, bonuses, and betting features ensuring that you don’t miss out at all.
When it comes to betting on the World Cup 2022, you’ll have access to all the same betting markets, the odds will be the same as those on the desktop site, and the betting slips will also work smoothly. The site is fully scaleable, so you’ll get all the features neatly on your small screen too.
It’s often overlooked, but customer support is a really important part of offering a stellar gaming platform. Betiton is always operating at the highest level, but in some cases it can be necessary for players in Canada to want, or need, to get in touch.
In case of such an event, we have a number of different contact methods available to you. The service is available every day of the week and is open from 8:00 am to 0:00 am CET. The support is manned by a fast, helpful, and friendly set of staff, ready to get you back on track as soon as possible.
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For instance, we have various helplines you can use to chat to someone if you feel gaming is becoming too much. We also have a self-exclusion policy you can implement to prevent yourself from accessing our games.
Furthermore, we also offer milder means of assistance, including a list of responsible gaming tips. Finally, underage gaming is strictly forbidden on our platform. Parents should see to it that they do not expose minors to gambling.
So far, there are no indications that the 2022 World Cup will be moved, whether it’s being moved to a new location or being postponed to another date. However, only time can tell if either of these need to happen.
The World Cup 2022 is being held in winter to make up for the fairly hot climate of Qatar. This is being done because most of the nations playing in the World Cup are not accustomed to such warm weather.
Moreover, the shifted dates mean that the last day of the World Cup coincides nicely with Qatar National Day, also known as Founder’s Day. The holiday is a commemoration of the unification of Qatar in 1878.
The 2022 World Cup is being held in Qatar, which is one of the 7 countries that constitute the Arabian Peninsula.
The World Cup is set to take place between the 21st of November and the 18th of December in 2022.